H GALLERY WELCOMES NEW CURATOR | CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE TO HOST NETWORKING EVENT

H GALLERY WELCOMES NEW CURATOR | Contemporary art space to host networking event

VC Reporter

Jan 15, 2020 | Art and Culture, Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer, Ventura | 0 |

PICTURED: Nova Clite and Andi Schoenbaum at H Gallery. Photo courtesy of Andi Schoenbaum

by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer

H Gallery + Studios is getting into a new groove for 2020. Following the departure of Yessica Torres, who opened a new gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles, the Midtown Ventura creative space (which, despite an error published in “Arts Briefs” in the Jan. 2 issue, has not closed) has a new curator in Ute Culemann-Ritke. She will debut her first show in February.

Currently on the walls in the contemporary art gallery are works by resident artists who occupy the building’s 20 studio spaces. At the moment, gallery viewings are by appointment only, but the public will have a chance to see the exhibit and meet Culemann-Ritke — as well as H Gallery’s artists, musicians, photographers and other creative types — during The Art of Networking, a mixer for artists and other business professionals, on Jan. 22.

The free event was organized by resident artists Nova Clite and Andi Schoenbaum and sponsored by Business Networking International (BNI) Masters of Business Chapter, based in Thousand Oaks, which aims to build “consistent, proactive and reciprocal business relationships.” Food will be provided by nearby Native Pizza, studios will be open, and prizes will be given away, too.

According to Clite, the mixer will help H Gallery artists further solidify the relationships they have built with the local business community, and expand their networks as well. “We are one of the pioneering businesses of the Ventura Midtown resurgence,” she says. “We look forward to a brilliant new year of art and music in 2020.”

The Art of Networking takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30-7 p.m. at H Gallery + Studios, 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit visithgallery.com or the gallery’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HGalleryAndStudios.

A Veteran’s Heart

I am honored to have completed this commission oil painting perspective of American flag blowing in the wind for Mark Dominguez at Rahnama Law in Oxnard.

Mark is an Army Veteran, who joined the military at the age of 18. He was stationed in the Dominican Republic as reconnaissance infantry and served 17 months in Vietnam.  His experiences there deeply cultivated his passion for patriotism and service. It also carved deep wounds with the loss of close friends to wartime casualties.  He went on to serve 26 years in the Ventura County police force, most notably as an undercover narcotics officer. He enjoys fly fishing, sunsets at Rincon and live performances. This painting is to celebrate his life of duty.

Studio News – New Work/Ojai Show

Next Show: January 12 – February 23, 2019

Beatrice Wood Center for The Arts

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Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2-5pm

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road, Ojai CA

(805) 646-3381


About the exhibit

Art Without Limits (AWoL) is pleased to announce “Dance Into the New Year!” on display from January 12 – February 23, 2019 at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, located at 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, CA 93024.

Hours of Operation: Friday-Sunday (11:00am-5:00pm) / Monday-Thursday (CLOSED)

Join us for another exhibition celebrating the work created by many artists affiliated with Art Without Limits. Be sure to come out for the Opening Reception on Friday, January 12, 2019 from 2:00-5:00pm.

Exhibiting and Performing Artists will include Derrick Curtis (dance), Elite Henenson (photography), Sol Hill (metagraphs), Yulia Maluta (dance), Tom Pazderka (painting), and Andi Schoenbaum (abstract painting).

In conjunction with the exhibition, a Ballroom Dance Workshop, hosted by Yulia Maluta, is scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2019 from 2:00-5:00pm. The workshop consists of three 40-minute sessions, geared toward beginners to advanced ballroom dancers, and is open to anyone 16 years-of-age or older. Participants will learn a range of dances including the Swing, Foxtrot, and the Argentine Tango. Cost of the workshop is $30 and pre-registration is required at www.beatricewood.com/workshops/ballroom_dancing.

To learn more about the exhibition, be sure to check out www.awolsb.org/exhibitions.

Image: Andi Schoenbaum, “Almost Weightless” 48″x36″ Oil & Oil Pastel on Canvas, 2019

New Product! Nectarines Greetings Coloring Book!

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